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Kehler Finishes in Fourth Overall at P&G Champs

By NU Athletic Communications

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Nebraska men’s gymnastics newcomer Griffin Kehler finished in fourth place at the P&G Championships in the junior competition for men aged 17-18, leaving Kehler as a contender for a position on the U.S. junior national team.

Kehler competed in two days of all-around competition and earned a combined score of 154.550. He entered the second day of competition in sixth place and improved to fourth overall. His best performance of the championships came on floor, where he finished in third with a combined score of 26.050 from his two performances.

The P&G Championships serve as part of the selection processes for the U.S. national teams. Four other Huskers competed in the men’s senior competition on Saturday. Christopher Stephenson was the lone Husker to compete in the all-around, finishing in 16th place overall with a combined score of 160.500. Stephenson finished in fourth overall on floor with a combined score of 28.600.

Kyle King competed on floor, pommel horse, vault and high bar, with his best performance coming on vault with a combined score of 27.850. Antonio Castro competed on pommel horse, vault, and high bar, performing well on vault with a combined score of 27.799. Austin Epperson represented the Huskers on floor, finishing in 12th place with a combined score of 27.800. 

Fans can view complete results from both days of men’s competition by visiting PGChamps.com. Day two of the women’s competition resumes tomorrow.

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